• An aerial view of Old Faithful erupting taken from Observation Point with the Old Faithful Inn to the side.

    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

Park Roads

The map below shows the current status of all park roads. Black roads indicate roads that are open to auto travel and red roads indicate roads that are closed to all travel. Temporary closures are always possible.
 
Road status map.
 

Current Road Status

All park roads and entrances have opened for the season.
 
All Dates are Subject to Change

  • Call 307-344-2117 or check locally for road updates.
 

2014 Fall Road Closing

October 14: Dunraven and Beartooth Passes; roads close at 8:00 a.m.
November 3: All roads except the road between the North and Northeast Entrance close at 8:00 a.m.

 

General Road and Entrance Information

  • Most park roads are CLOSED to auto travel between early November and late April.
  • The road from the North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, through the park to Cooke City, Montana, via Tower Junction is open all year to auto travel.
  • U.S. Highway 212 is closed to auto travel just east of Cooke City from late fall to late spring.
  • Visit our Road Construction and Delays and Park Entrances pages for more information.

Did You Know?

Dog Hooked to Travois for Transporting Goods.

Some groups of Shoshone Indians, who adapted to a mountain existence, chose not to acquire the horse. These included the Sheep Eaters, or Tukudika, who used dogs to transport food, hides, and other provisions. The Sheep Eaters lived in many locations in Yellowstone.